YUMI PIKSA is a new program at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea, through which students learn how to make films with local Highland communities in order to record local stories and local knowledge.
Yumi Piksa is training future filmmakers at the University of Goroka.
The concept of the workshop is that the students apart from learning the technical and conceptual skills will develop strategies to be responsive to the communities where they will be filming.
We hope to produce four final films that we will shoot with communities in the Eastern Highlands Province.
Yumi Piksa Training Methodology
Yumi Piksa participants learn the technical and conceptual skills of filmmaking. They learn the basics of video production, from shooting, how to capture elements of a story to editing and DVD production. The participants acquire these skills in order to be able to go out into local communities to record the communities’ stories. The respect to the community and their involvement in the process of production is of great importance to the Yumi Piksa concept. The video training component of the workshop is therefore put together from ideas of documentary training and participatory video.
Participants are researchers to record local knowledge in these communities. As part of the workshop, methods are developed and designed in the communities’ interest to capture their stories in appropriate ways.
University of Goroka
PO BOX 1078
Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
+675 7311 769
+61 2 8090 9350